⚠️ Simplified Status Card Applications are coming to OneFeather in early 2024! Stay tuned!
In late 2023, Indigenous Services Canada unveiled a new simplified application process for Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) renewals. This process is meant to streamline the application for current SCIS holders, making renewals quicker and more convenient.
No Guarantor Needed
A update in this process is that eligible applicants are not required to attach a guarantor to their application.
To qualify for this simplified renewal process, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Current SCIS Holder: You must already possess a valid SCIS (white plastic card) and be within one year of the renewal date.
- Renewal, Not Replacement: This process is for renewals only. Your last SCIS should not have been revoked or reported as lost, stolen, or damaged.
- Consistent Personal Information: Your name, date of birth, First Nation affiliation, and registry number should remain unchanged since your last application. However, updates in gender and address are acceptable.
- Age Criteria: You were 16 years or older at the time of your last SCIS application (i.e., you are an adult renewing an adult card).
*Note - If you qualify for a simplified renewal, please have your SCIS card ready as you will be required to take photos of it for your application.
Get Started Now
You will be asked a few questions before you start an adult SCIS application, which will direct you to the appropriate application, either standard or simplified.
To start your application now, head to members.onefeather.ca
Please Note—Not Available for Dependent Applications
Currently the simplified application process is only available for adults renewing an adult Secure Certificate of Indian Status.